Random winter thoughts about 2019 and beyond...

I am speaking for me because I am the only person I can speak for. I am a devout Sox fan, and I do not want Manny Machado sitting next to me at Sox Park eating a hot dog, much less playing shortstop or third base for my favorite team.  Any guy that says he... Read more »


A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. I have no idea what our White Sox are going to do to prepare for 2019.  I assume Rick Hahn is putting on a brave face and pretending he knew all along everything was going to look like it does in... Read more »

Many more questions than answers

Please allow me to channel the energy of every White Sox fan, from Bridgeport to Bridgeview, from Calumet City to Rockford.  I want to take responsibility for what you’re feeling, all your frustrations, and all your angst.  I’ll do my best to shape your emotions into questions, free of profanity and relatively free of accusations. ... Read more »
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To my 19 readers-I'm about to be really negative

I think this would be called a diatribe by doctors, writers, and people well versed in road rage. Kind of like a new strain of Tourette’s Syndrome triggered by Donald Trump’s visage or voice. I don’t like Jason Benetti’s esoteric references.  I don’t know anything about vaudevillian films, The War of 1812, or the definition of property... Read more »

Is there a sabermetric for patience?

White Sox fans, how much patience are you going to need for this rebuild?  Is 2020 ok?  Is 2021 doable?  What about 2022?  Is that too long?  Ya know, embarking on a rebuild doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to eventually be successful. Are Sox fans reluctant to consider the possibility that the rebuilding might culminate in... Read more »

A Nightmare on 35th Street

Before I get started, how does Eloy Jimenez feel about not getting called up before or along with Michael Kopech, who will be starting for the Chicago White Sox in about 36 minutes from this writing? Jimenez is hitting .326/.374/.580 with 21 home runs, 69 runs batted in, and 48 extra base hits between Double A... Read more »

Is Tim Anderson in charge of teaching the young Sox how to hustle?

I learned of Tim Anderson not hustling through three different mediums in less than one week’s time. I wasn’t able to watch the game between the White Sox and the Royals when he failed to run out a line drive to third that the umpire thought had been trapped rather than caught. On MLB Network’s highlight show, I... Read more »

Two daydreams and a recurring nightmare

It’s a breezy, overcast Sunday afternoon, and I feel my eyes getting heavy.  Through the dissipating fog of the onset of a daydream, I see former White Sox second baseman Julio Cruz lay down a perfect sacrifice bunt, and I realize it’s 1983.  There’s shortstop Scott Fletcher, moving a runner over from second base to... Read more »

Sox fans, get EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are the dog days, I guess.  Last season it seemed like there were a smattering of entertaining games, but I suppose most of those were before the 2017 trade deadline, when Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier, David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, Anthony Swarzak, Dan Jennings, and Todd Kahnle were still around.  Now here we are.  The... Read more »

We are halfway through Year 2 of the rebuild...

What do we know? Jose Abreu is in the midst of a slump that has lasted well past a month.  His career batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage line is .295/.352/.514.  In 2018, the line is an unAbreu-like .253/.311/.441.  What does this mean?  Whether it’s the old Rick Hahn ‘leadership’ line or not... Read more »